havent ridden this years slr which i heard is stiffer from last years. But if you want an all mountain board to play around with hit every bump along the trail and still have the stability to bomb down the mountain or hop on the terrain park and hit some big jumps you'll be good with the slr. If you feel like doing tricks and hitting the rails and boxes your better off with the evo-r. If I recall the evo wasnt as stable as the slr bombing down the hill. Slr is all around a good board for doing everything, minus rails.. not the greatest. If you just want to do runs and hit a bunch of the jumps the sl-r will do you well. Id suggest the 155 and Im a fan of the ride bindings so something like the rx or spi where its not super stiff but still responsive when your bombing a run.